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What is your personal laser pointer pointing at?

2010-09-11 10:16 (comments: 0)

Today it’s about feelings … no worries, I am not talking about love, desire and loss but about feelings that work like a laser pointer when you can interpret them. Today, we are particularly interested in negative feelings which you would like to get rid of … the positive ones should stay or even strengthen, no?

Back to the laser pointer of negative feelings. Just like a laser pointer, negative feelings are a tool from your body or soul, to show you what you should change or, perhaps, must change in order to be happy and healthy. To understand the language of feelings, however, means to get out of the head and into gut instinct. Feeling stands before understanding!

An example: you are under pressure in your job or in another activity and feel increasingly depleted, irritable and restless. Currently, I experience many people who tackle the issue with their head and plan even better, get up earlier (to work more) and distance themselves from those people who are indicating their irritability … instead of listening to their body and noticing that they are taking big steps towards a burn out.

So, don’t take a pill or fight the symptoms but research the causes and find a sustainable solution for that driver.

In another example from my life something became clear a few years ago. A person unintentionally was aggravating me extremely without knowing it, and when I listened to myself, it became clear what was annoying me … this person delegated every imaginable task without batting an eye lash while I had difficulty asking others for help. This person was the mirror for my own deficit. Today, since I became aware of this, I only have to laugh where previously I became angry, and I can even admire this person for how she, again and again, achieves having everyone else working for her.

So, what can you learn from your negative feelings?

Please share your thoughts or experiences here in the blog!


Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.

Audre Lorde


All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking.

C. H. Parkhurst


The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.

D. H. Lawrence


To be able to feel your „laser  pointers“ you need some time to connect to yourself and open your senses. This is one part of the workshop Back to Basics … see yourself!



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